photo by Black Terry

IWRG (THU) 11/22/2012 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr)]
1) Matrix Jr. b Súper Black
Matrix Jr. replaced Seiya
2) Dinamic Black & Galaxy b Fulgore & Yack
3) Dr. Cerebro, Freyser, Relámpago b Carta Brava Jr., Eita, Rayan
Both Carta Brava and Eita demanded singles matches with Cerebro after the loss.
4) Black Terry, Negro Navarro, Pirata Morgan b Solar I, Super Astro, Ultraman
5) Damián 666, Eterno, Factor b el Ángel, Pantera, Veneno
Factor replaced Canis Lupus (the new guy lasted one match!) Rudos took 2/3. Veneno accidentally hit the ref, then gave Damian a back cracker. No ref to count, and Eterno gave the same move to Veneno, then dragged Damian on top for the win.

Today’s Arena Mexico show is headlined by new tag champs Terrible & Tama Tonga teaming with Tiger against Atlantis, Shocker and Sombra. There are no ongoing storylines being pushed today, it’s a show to do a show.

The Daga vs Matt Cross match is on, for 01/20 @ Coliseo Coacalco. The show is being promoted by apparel company Fashion Culture Kitsch and lucha mask/appearal company Chilanga Mask. Amazing how fast a match can come together off a totally impromptu to challenge like that! Another, yet to be named wrestler from CZW will be coming to face the winner of Fulgore and Zurdog.

Fenix would love to have a match with Amazing Red.

Veneno talks to a Panama paper about his career. He credits Negro Casas for getting him a chance in Mexico, and says that he got debut because they wanted to find a way to keep Pierroth on TV when he got hurt, and they thought about introducing him as Pierroth’s cousin.

Sexi Star says she had experiences worth remembering on her first trip to Japan and she’s happy to be going back.

Rompe Huesos notes the anniversary of the passing of Art Barr.

R de Rudo looks at famous wrestlers who do not have a Junior. (This is the shorter list!)

A new Box Y Lucha submission has been appointed in Oaxaca.

Night Killer was unmasked by Master Terror in Guadalajara.

Super X announced Taya Valkyire vs Fabi Apache for the Juvi anniversary show on 01/06.

Lucha Libre in Japan

11/23 NJPW: Toru Yano [O] & Takashi Iizuka b Rush & Diamante Azul [X]
Azul & Rush drops to 1-1, part of a big tie for second. Azul has his right right ribs taped up. There was some bit of cheating involving Azul’s mask, which caused Azul & Rush to scream at the camera after the match. Team Rage!

11/23 NOAH: Super Crazy [O], Ricky Marvin, Eddie Edwards b Kotaro Suzuki, Atsushi Aoki, Zack Sabre Jr. [X]
Mexistisos were jumped by Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Genba Hirayangi after the match. That pair is challenging for the junior tag titles on 12/09.

Lineups

AAA (SUN) 11/25/2012 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Hijo de la Muerte, Pegaso (Monterrey), Principe Negro vs Christan Wolf, El Delfin, Pee Wee [NL TRIOS]
Hijo de la Muerte’s team are champs.
2) Demonio del Caribe vs Dr. Tormenta [FILL MIDDLE]
Demonio is champion.
3) Black Soul vs MortiferoCiber Payaso [PXN EXTREMO]
Black Soul is champion.
4) Diluvio Negro II vs The ShadowVaquero RomoRey Infernal [COLISEO CHAMP]
Vacant, possible new title.
5) Tigre Universitario vs Silver Star [UWA MIDDLE]
Tigre Universitario is champion.
6) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Devil Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker
First meeting of the teams.

Of the promised five title matches, I’ve at least heard of three of them. Better than expected! They held a press conference yesterday to hype this show.